FAWPL – Sunday 5th February
FAWPL Southern Division
With it being an FA Women’s Cup weekend there was a limited number of fixtures scheduled across the FAWPL Southern Division and South East Division One. Just the 3 games in all. Was a huge result in the Southern Division however as Cardiff City Ladies took full advantage of league leaders Tottenham involvement in the FA Women’s Cup to win and jump from 4th spot to the top of the league. Were at home on Sunday hosting Portsmouth FC Ladies who in the week made Jay Sadler their permanent manager.
Cardiff City Ladies are like Tottenham unbeaten in the league with just the one draw from 9 played. Got off to a fantastic start leading within the 1st minute. Doubling the lead on 15 minutes. A dominant 1st half seeing Cardiff City lead 4-0 at half-time. One more goal followed in the 2nd half an all important one to as it was enough to put Cardiff City into top spot in the table on goal difference over Tottenham both now on 10 played 9 wins and a draw with both yet to play the other. A brace for Kerry Bartlett taking her goals tally to the season to 14 with Hope Suominen scoring a hat-trick.
FAWPL South East Division One
In FAWPL South East Division One, league leaders Milton Keynes Dons Ladies extended their lead at the top of the table to 4 points over 2nd and 3rd placed Cambridge United WFC and AFC Wimbledon Ladies who were both involved in the FA Women’s Cup. Headed to Suffolk at the weekend to play Ipswich Town Ladies. A brace each for Hannah Barrett and Leah Cudone (pictured) seeing them win the 3 points with a 4-1 win. Lindsey Cooper with the goal for Ipswich Town Ladies.
The battle for the title in FAWPL South east Division One is hotting up with Gillingham FC Ladies also winning at the weekend away from home playing 4th placed Actonians Ladies. The only side still unbeaten in the league 6th placed Gillingham FC Ladies have games on all the sides above them. Were leading 2-0 at half-time thanks to a 1st half brace from Felicity Gibbons. Jenny Newman scored to make it 3-0 18 minutes into the 2nd half. 2nd half substitute, Bethany Nugent scoring Gillingham’s 4th goal in the last 10 minutes to see them move above Luton Town Ladies into 5th place 10 points behind the current leaders with 5 games in hand.